OP-ED: Saving the Economy Through Meetings

Bruce M. MacMillan, CA, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, sent his thoughts on the intersection of meetings and the global financial crisis to the trade press and mainstream media.

October 22, 2008

Dear Editor,

I’ve followed with interest the coverage of executive excess at AIG and comments by Attorney General Cuomo that led to the subsequent cancellation of most of AIG’s planned meetings, events, and conferences for the coming year. I, like

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